Parents file human rights complaint against York school board
‘Racial and religious discrimination’ allegedly faced by their children while at school cited in complaint.
By NOOR JAVED, News reporter
Toronto Star | December 2, 2016
Seven families have filed a joint human rights complaint against the York Region District School Board for “racial and religious discrimination” allegedly faced by their children while they were at school.
The complaint was filed with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal on Friday by the Vaughan African Canadian Association and National Council of Canadian Muslims on behalf of the families.
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The complaint also cites the case of a Markham principal who was found to have posted anti-Muslim Facebook posts. While Ghada Sadaka later apologized for the “discriminatory” posts, the complaint says the board “failed to follow its own policy … in carrying out a transparent and fair investigation.” At the time, the board said it could not comment on “personnel matters.”